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Old 03-15-2010, 05:19 AM   #1605
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Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Canberra, Australia
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My new baby

First bike in around 7 years, a '91 XT600E, and my first off road bike as an introduction to touring. I picked her up cheap looking like this:

I am still new to fixing bikes (complete novice), so I signed up for a basic maintenance course. We pulled a few things apart and found a fiew issues (rear sprocket carrier, some bearings, front wheel bearings, steering head bearings, linkage, sprockets and chain). I was initially freaking out, but our mechanic teacher said it should be cool, so I am sourcing parts and next weekend I should be able to fix a lot of it myself with a bit of help :)
"I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun."

-Philip Marlowe
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